Kick in the Pants

Last night I sat down and made up a training plan for the month of May. I'm using the Run Less, Run Faster training plan for a 10k. Sometime in June I'll start the 1/2 marathon plan to train for the Kansas City 1/2.

Tonight was the first day of the plan. 5 mi tempo run with 1 mi warm up, 3 @ pace, 1 cool down. Since I could barely do a mi at an 8 min pace last week, I thought I'd set my sights fairly low. I was hoping for 3 @ 8:15 min/mi pace.

I managed 8:06/8:17/8:08 and when I finished, I had to walk a little just to let my HR recover. It went better than last week but it's still slower than the pace I ran for my current 1/2 PR. Ouch. Oh well, it is what it is. And it was a much needed kick in the pants.

1 comment:

Christi said...

Good luck with May!